Monday, November 15, 2010

Daily Dose

From Letters of Thomas Gray, Selected with Bibiographical Notice, by Henry Milnor Rideout


"To find oneself business (I am persuaded) is the great art of life; and I am never so angry, as when I hear my acquaintance wishing they had been bred to some poking profession, or employed in some office of drudgery, as if it were pleasanter to be at the command of other people, than at one's own; and as if they could not go, unless they were wound up."

From a letter to Thomas Wharton, dated London, April 22, 1760

No comments:

Post a Comment